1927 – Born on the 14th of January in Chicago, Illinois.
1939 – His father abandoned them and his mother moved Huggins and his older sister Kathryn to San Francisco, California.
1945-1946 – Huggins was drafted into the U.S. Army when he was 18.
1954 – Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of California, Berkeley.
1955 – Finished his M.A. at the University of California this year.
1959 – Graduated with a Masters Degree in History at the Harvard University.
1962 – Graduated with a Doctorate Degree in History at the Harvard University.
1966-1969 – Founding President of the American Museum of Negro History.
197_ – In the 1970’s he was part of the Board of Advisors of the Children’s TV Workshop.
1971 – Married Brenda Smith and published Harlem Renaissance.
1977 – Black Odyssey: The Afro-American Ordeal in Slavery was published this year.
1980 – Slave and Citizen: The Life of Frederick Douglass was published this year.